M&G Optimal Income Fund I Inc

Buy/Sell Price  (as of 21/10/2016) £1.4776   Day Change :  0.05%     Fund Code:  MEOII 

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Richard Woolnough joined M&G in January 2004 and is fund manager of the M&G Optimal Income Fund, the M&G Corporate Bond Fund and the M&G Strategic Bond Fund, three of the company's flagship fixed interest funds. Richard began his career at Lloyds Merchant Bank in 1985, moving to Italian insurer Assicurazioni Generali two years later, followed by SG Warburg. In 1995, he became a fund manager at Old Mutual. Richard graduated from the London School of Economics with a BSc in Economics.
Investment HouseM&G
Fund ProviderM&G Group
ManagerRichard Woolnough   Biography

Fund Objective 'The Fund aims to provide a total return to investors based on optimal exposure to income streams in investment markets. The Fund aims to provide a total return to investors through strategic asset allocation and specific stock selection. The Fund will be at least 50% invested in debt instruments, but may also invest in other assets including collective investment schemes, money market instruments, cash, near cash, deposits, equities and derivatives. Derivative instruments may be used for both investment purposes and efficient portfolio management.

Key Statistics

Fund Status
Fund TypeOEIC
12-Month NAV High £1.49
12-Month NAV Low £1.36
Fund Comparative IndexNot Benchmarked
Morningstar CategoryTMGBP Cautious Allocation
Dividend FrequencyTwice Yearly
Distribution Yield3.52%
Underlying Yield2.62%

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Morningstar ratings

 as of  30/09/2016
Overall4 star
3 Years3 star
5 Years4 star
10 YearsN/A

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 as of  21/10/2016

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 Some of the performance and risk data presented may start before the share class was launched. If so, the data prior to the launch date of the share class is based on the fund or share class that has similar or higher charges, in order to provide an indication of longer term performance and risk. Please refer to the launch date and performance start date in the fund factsheet to determine whether the data has been extended.Past Performance and Risk & Volatility figures are presented in British Pounds Sterling (GBP). Fund returns are calculated on a Nav to Nav or Bid to Bid basis with income reinvested either after tax (for UK-domiciled funds) or gross of tax (for offshore funds). Performance figures include the effect of the OCF/TER. To cover distribution costs a separate service fee is now also charged on most funds, which is not included in the past performance figures. Consequently the past performance of the fund may be less than that shown on the chart due to the effect of the service fee.

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